The award-winning Joe Wilkinson is one of the nation’s best-loved comedians and most recognised faces on television. His distinct style and unusual wit has made him the star of 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4) and its spin-offs: Cats does Countdown and Cats does Deal or No Deal. He has acted in numerous comedy series such as: BBC Three’s hit sitcom Him and Her as series regular Dan; the hugely popular Miranda (BBC One) as Norman; in Ricky Gervais’s Derek (Channel 4); Drunk History (Comedy Central); and Still Open All Hours (BBC One) as Wayne. He was most recently seen on screen as Madam Haystacks in the self-penned Giddy Up Gunty (created with writing partner David Earl) in 2017 as a short film for Sky. Additionally, Joe starred in the two most recent series of Live at the Electric on BBC Three, and appeared in Series Two of Dave Channel’s Broadcast award nominated Taskmaster. He has also written and starred in two series of his own show Two Episodes of Mash on BBC Radio 2 (Series 1) and BBC Radio 4 (Series 2), as well as writing and acting in Rovers, which he co-wrote with David Earl. The series was filmed for Sky 1 and aired in June 2016.
Since embarking on his stand-up career in 2004, Joe has performed in comedy clubs up and down the country and has earned critical acclaim, an aspect of his career which continues today. In 2008, 2009 and 2010, Joe took his own sketch show up to the Festival Two Episodes of Mash with Diane Morgan. The pair received great reviews and praise for the shows.
In 2011, Joe took his first solo stand up show, My Mum is Called Stella and My Dad is Called Brian, to the Edinburgh festival and then later on a national tour ending in December 2011. He had two more successful years at the Edinburgh festival, and appeared on Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live in 2013.
Joe has also appeared on a variety of popular entertainment shows including: Have I Got News For You (BBC One), The Rob Brydon Show (BBC Two), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) and Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC Two).
“An absolute natural, marrying Stewart Lee-style joke deconstruction to scathing one-liners worthy of Jack Dee… undoubtedly destined for greatness”
“A natural gagsmith who looks so comfortable behind a mic stand you’d be forgiven for thinking he’d been doing stand up for a decades”